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TOSEC: Commodore Amiga (2012-04-10)


Published April 10, 2012


The Amiga is a family of personal computers sold by Commodore in the 1980s and 1990s. The first model was launched in 1985 as a high-end home computer and became popular for its graphical, audio and multi-tasking abilities. The Amiga provided a significant upgrade from 8-bit computers, such as the Commodore 64, and the platform quickly grew in popularity among computer enthusiasts. The best selling model, the Amiga 500, was introduced in 1987 and became the leading home computer of the late 1980s and early 1990s in much of Western Europe. In North America the Amiga's success was more modest. The Amiga went on to sell approximately six million units.
Second generation Amiga systems (the A1200 and the A4000) were released in 1992. However, poor marketing and failure to repeat the technological advances of the first systems meant that the Amiga quickly lost its market share to competing platforms, such as the fourth generation game consoles, Apple Macintosh and IBM PC compatibles.

Based on the Motorola 68000 family of microprocessors, the machine sports a custom chipset with graphics and sound capabilities that were unprecedented for the price, and a pre-emptive multitasking operating system called AmigaOS.

Although early Commodore advertisements attempted to cast the computer as an all-purpose business machine, the Amiga was most commercially successful as a home computer, with a wide range of games and creative software. It was also a less expensive alternative to the Apple Macintosh and IBM PC as a general-purpose business or home computer. The platform became particularly popular for gaming and demos. It also found a prominent role in the desktop video, video production, and show control business, leading to affordable video editing systems such as the Video Toaster.

Browsing the Collection

There are over 62,000 images for the Amiga family of computers (500, 1200, 2000, 4000), including utilities, games, education, documentation, demos, applications, compilations, cover disks, newsletters, and operating systems.

To browse the collection of software, click this link.


Identifier Commodore_Amiga_TOSEC_2012_04_10
Date 2012-04-10
Mediatype software
Publicdate 2013-03-07 07:52:17
Addeddate 2013-03-07 07:52:17
Year 2012
Language English

Reviews

Reviewer: noisyb - - August 23, 2015
Subject: Thanks
Finally a all-in-one download instead making me click 10000+ links or forcing me to install stuff that clicks them for me. All this whining by "casuals" about how their hard drives are to small for a 30+G download is irrelevant next year when they have spend like $40 on new hardware.
Reviewer: steve732 - - March 25, 2015
Subject: It doesn't take a rocket scientist
This person should realize that to upload a single 35 gb file for consumption is simply idiotic. There is not much else to say except you can't fix stupid !
Reviewer: RobinHood2015 - - January 15, 2015
Subject: All-in-one listing is too large
This needs to be split into sections, like maybe alphabetical order. Right now this all-in-one collection is too large and can't be loaded completely by any browser.
Reviewer: Nightmare4k - - July 28, 2014
Subject: Legal or not?
Hi i just want to say cool that you collected almost all the games for the old Amiga :)
But is it legal for me to download the games?